Thursday, June 17, 2010
Half a World From Gulf, a Spill 5 Decades Old
The only silver lining in the dark clouds of America's oil spill is that some Americans get the chance to know what their oil companies and other Western concerns are doing elsewhere. Case in point: The Niger Delta. Now Obama has secured $20 billion dollars to compensate those whose lives have been touched by this spill. Those in the Niger Delta whose lives have been damaged get not even a gesture of empathy from their own government. Sad.
Here is an interesting article on the issue in The New York Times.